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CNN
Sep 21, 2011 6:00am PDT
in new york. here's a look at the big week ahead. the general assembly of the united nations will hear from iran and the united kingdom tomorrow. friday, the palestinian leadership expected to make its case. israel will have an opportunity to respond on friday, as well. we'll also hear from greece, which, of course, is dealing with a huge financial crisis right now. it's rippling throughout europe, indeed, throughout the middle east. so, a lot happening right now. we're also, by the way, following another developing story breaking news happening right now. two american hikers go free after two years in iran's most notorious prison. the men were convicted of espionage earlier this year. but a million dollars bail has now secured their release. we're continuing to monitor the situation. we'll bring it to you live as we get more developments. but both of these hikers josh fattal, shane bauer have been freed and they are getting ready to fly to oman and reunite with their family and fly back to the united states. much more on this story coming up. but let's set the stage before the preside
CW
Sep 21, 2011 12:00pm CDT
the united nations general assembly in new york death row inmate troy davis is scheduled to die tonight but supporters say that they have not given up the fight to save him. he was convicted of killing a georgia police officer to decades ago but since then nearly all of the witnesses who testified against him have recanted their stories. this morning prison officials denied a request by davis's lawyers to allow him to take a polygraph test to prove his innocence supporters said that there will urge the district attorney to rest the court judge to cancel the troy davis death warrant. >>a powerful typhoon made landfall this morning in western japan. four deaths are blamed on the storm in more than a million people up and told to evacuate their homes during due to heavy flooding forecasters said that the typhoon as winds that more than 160 mi. per hour and could do more than 17 in. of rain in some places the typhoon may affect fukushima daiichi nuclear plant is damaged last march by a devastating earthquake and tsunami to nato soldiers were killed in separate insurgent attacks in souther
CBS
Sep 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
and iran. >> reporter: release came before president obama addressed the united nations general assembly. mahmoud ahmedinejad gives his speech today. president obama says he's thrilled with the news. he like the rest of his administration believes the hikers should not have been held in the first place. >> they have a chance now to reunite with their families and to decompress from what has been a terrible experience for them and i'm looking forward to seeing them when they return home. >> reporter: in josh fattal's hometown near philadelphia "welcome home" signs are already up. his uncle is eagerly awaiting a reunion. >> i want to see his face. >> reporter: they could be back on u.s. soil within days. susan mcguinness for cbs news, washington. >> omani and swiss diplomats helped to get the release since the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with iran. >>> president obama talked to the united nations general assembly yesterday. procedure to his -- prior to his address president obama met face-to-face with the palestinian president. he doesn't want abbas to ask for statehood when the u.n
NBC
Sep 22, 2011 4:00am PDT
of the united nations general assembly. palestinian president mahmoud abbas remains determined to take his bid for statehood to the u.n. despite pressure from the u.s. for abbas to instead resume peace talks with israel. nbc's tracie potts joins with us more from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. president obama and the u.s. seem determined to convince him that the united nations is not the place to deal with this issue during his speech to the general assembly yesterday president obama said that peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the u.n. the security council is set to consider tomorrow the palestinian's request for full membership. he met with mahmoud abbas yesterday and also with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. president obama said we are committed to israel's security and the commitment is unbreakable, but there's another option here. they may put off a decision tomorrow on full membership or as the french suggested, they could upgrade the palestinians from observant status to non-member status. bottom line, they have work
NBC
Sep 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
of the united nations general assembly. palestinian president mock mod abbas remains determined to take his bid for statehood to the u.n. despite pressure from the u.s. for abbas to instead resume peace talks with israel. tracie potts joins with us more from washington. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. president obama addresses directly in his speech before the u.n. general assembly yesterday, he said that people not coming to statements and resolutions at the united nations. he's been pushing for the two sides to restart no,z and in fact the security council is expected to consider that request for full membership, possibly tomorrow. president obama met with both abbas yesterday and israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. with netanyahu, he reiterated that the u.s. is committed to israel's safety. saying it is unbreakable. they may postpone the decision or french president nicolas sarkozy suggested upgrading their status from voting from nonmember. lynn? >> tracie potts for us in washington, tracie, thank you. >>> here's a look at some other stories making news. "early today
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 7:00pm EDT
at the united nations general assembly in new york. bauer and fattal were released only after the payment of $1 million in bail. the international dissent began which when bauer and fattal along with shroud, mistakenly crossed the border into iran. they were charged with espionage, but shroud was released after 14 months in captivity and after the payment of half a million dollars in bail was made. she spoke with cbs news after her release. >> the most difficult thing i've ever had to did dotreche is leave prison without shane and josh. >> reporter: the families of the hikers issued a statement saying today was the best day of their lives. scott, it's not known how long those families will stay in oman but it's expected they'll be back in the united states in a matter of days. >> pelley: seth, thank you. today, the federal reserve took a look at the economy and decided to take another extraordinary step to try to jump start the recovery. the fed will shift some of its holdings to long-term u.s. bonds to try to make mortgage mortgagd business lones cheaper. wall street was not impressed, however
CBS
Sep 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
comes as iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad speaks at the united nations general assembly today. he is expected to talk about global management and a reform of the united nations. now, president obama addressed the assembly yesterday saying now is not the time to grant palestine's request for statehood. the president says an independent palestine need to emerge from peace negotiations with israel. >>> the names of two fallen firefighters are going to be added to a san francisco memorial today. lieutenant vince perez and firefighter paramedic tony valerio were killed while fighting a house fire that june. their funeral was the largest in san francisco in six decades. their names will be displayed at the line of duty memorial wall dedication at the fire department's headquarters. >>>6:06, hopefully clearing up soon. >> i think we'll clear up nicely except at the coast. more fog there meaning we are going to keep the temperatures cooler at the beaches and probably just inside the bay. still, if you are headed around the bay area, watch out for dense fog thick at the coastline. and insi
FOX
Sep 21, 2011 7:00am PDT
, president obama is getting set to address the united nations' general assembly. you are looking live at the podium. just a short time ago, we saw brazil's president delma russo -- delma russo. coming up at 7:45. we'll have analysis about the president's address. this the u.n. official introducing the president. there is quite a lot of attention focused on this speech and this event happening at the united nations because of the situation with the middle east and the request by palestinian leaders for state hood. we can listen in right now to the president and hear what he has to say. >> ladies and gentlemen, it's a great honor for me to be here today. i would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the united nations. the pursuit of peace in an imperfect world. war and conflict have been with us since the beginning of civilization. but in the first part of the 20th century, the advance of modern weaponry led to death on a saggering scale. with this killing -- it was this killing that compelled the founders of this body to focus on not just ending one war but avert
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 5:00am PDT
as iran president mahmoud ahmadinejad is visiting new york for a united nations general assembly session. he is supposed to speak thursday. it's been very controversial, of course. but they are going to be home. >> yeah. all those steps following just like the way sarah shourd was released, so it looks like it could be even better news, you know, no snags. >> exactly. >> reporter: the attorney doesn't foresee any major problems with that. so here's hoping. >> and the family, can you just imagine the parents of those two men? >> they have been fighting for this whole time. >> reporter: they really have been keeping it alive in the media so it's just unbelievable. we'll have to see their homecoming later on. >> can only imagine. thank you, stephanie chuang. >>> a five-year-old girl shot in san francisco's bayview district. anne makovec is at the bayview police station with the search for that gunman. she joins with us more. anne, good morning. >> reporter: you might imagine, frank, police are under a lot of pressure to solve this crime as soon as possible because the victim is a 5-year-old
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> president obama is in new york for a two-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just a day after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. but the president -- the white house rather will now focus on issues in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's rule in libya, but that will likely be overshadowed by a push by palestinian leaders to gain u.n. recognition as a state, something that could threaten israeli-palestinian peace talks. >>> today is the first day back to work for the d.c. council after summer recess. one of the first orders of business is a vote to raise taxes on the district's wealthiest residents. according to "the washington post," council members will make a new top bracket for wage earners, with a taxable income of at least $350,000 a year. the new bracket would be taxed at 8.95%. right now all d.c. residents who make $40,000 or more pay 8.5% income tax. if this new plan passes, the new rate would go into effect immediately. >>
CNN
Sep 22, 2011 8:00am PDT
another story -- 193 nations meeting today at the united nations general assembly in new york. but there is one -- one speaker, that's set to take the stage and is certain to spark a bit of controversy. with gadhafi gone perhaps the most controversial figure at this week's united nations general assembly meeting is now iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad. he's set to take stage at the u.n., a platform he's used before to spark both outrage and fear. in 2006, he famously denied the holocaust. at colombia university in 2007, he claimed there were in gays in iran. in 2009 he denied the holocaust again causing many u.n. delegates to walk out. and last year, ahmadinejad implied 9/11 could have been an inside job by the united states. but beyond ahmadinejad's words, iran's actions matter to the u.s. because iran proves itself, time and time again, to be a dang dangerous wild card in a volatile region. just in the past year, iran resisted the arab spring, launching attacks on protesters. it was reminiscent of the violent response to iran's green revolution in 2009 when iranians cam
CNN
Sep 22, 2011 11:00am EDT
economy. looking at live pictures from the united nations general assembly. we have already seen protests in the street outside of the u.n. over his very appearance. we'll take that live when it begins. >>> the topic ahmadinejad could weigh in on today is palestinian statehood as well. it is a proposal we are expecting to hear tomorrow when the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas addresses the united nations. so how do you have a state without borders, right? our fionnuala will take a look at finding those dividing lines in jerusalem. >> reporter: more than 0 years ago the late yasser arafat declared a palestinian state. it didn't happen. so why is israel worried now? well, precisely because of places like this. this settlement on the 1967 borders and juxtapositions between jerusalem to my left and ramallah behind me, just some ten miles apart. this hill top has been the site of many a strategic battle between israel and arab nations. prize -- jerusalem. today a different kind of battle is being played out in the valleys below. the separation barrier divides israeli from palestinian literall
ABC
Sep 22, 2011 4:00am PDT
president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, is set to speak to the united nations general assembly today. none of that matters to the families. it wasn't american soil. but it was the next best thing. as the families of shane bauer and josh fattal greeted them in oman. the first taste of freedom for the 29-year-olds after spending more than two years as prisoners in iran. >> we're so happy we are free. and so relieved we are free. >> reporter: the omani government flew them out of iran and reportedly paid their $1 million bail. for bauer, it meant a reunion with sarah shourd, his fiancee, who was with them when they were captured. but spent only half as much time behind bars. >> two years in prison is too long. and we sincerely hope for the freedom of other political prisoners and other unjustly imprisoned people in america and iran. >> reporter: the three were arrested in 2009, while they were hiking along iran's border with iraq. they never realized they crossed into iran. they were arrested for trespassing. then, bauer and fattal were arrested for spying. they were sentenced for eight years
FOX News
Sep 21, 2011 12:00pm PDT
ahmadinejad appearance before the united nations general assembly. it would seem that iran's dealer ins are trying to court favorable public opinion and try to blunt the inevitable criticism they are going to face at the u.n. about the nuclear program and their human rights record. so, that is probably the reason for the timing of the release. now, we do know from the lawyer for the two men that the bail money or ransom money as some called it wasaid, again, bioman, itself. the reason for that is unclear. ohman is, obviously, a long term and important u.s. ally but why they would hand over $1 million is not yet clear. clearly there probably is some quid pro quo in terms of u.s. support and backing for ohman. >>shepard: we don't know what this is all about, in essence? >>jonathan: we don't know the reason for them paying $1 million. they have not acknowledged it. that is what we hear from the lawyers involved in the case and what we understood happened with the release of sarah shourd last year at $500,000. but, there are reasons that remain unknown. >>shepard: president obama saying the
NBC
Sep 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
as a humanitarian gesture. the timing of the men's release coincides with the united nation's general assembly meeting. ahmadinejad is speaking there tomorrow. bauer and fattal free on a million dollars bail, money paid by the omani government. >> we are so happy that we are free. our deepest gratitude goes towards his majesty of aman for attaining our release. we're sincerely government that the government of aman is hosting us and our families. >> two years in prison is too long and we sincerely hope for the freedom of other prisoned people in iran. >> all three are free on bail. it's understood that they will not return to iran for any further court proceedings. president obama also expressed his happiness today in new york saying "we are thrilled" and i could not feel better for the families. >>> still no words yet just yet on when they will leave oman and head here. live in the newsroom, vick yee nguyen, nbc bay area news. >>> it wasn't long ago that these three were students hanging out in berkeley. that's where they met and that's where they that arrived. we bring in jodi hernandez. i c
ABC
Sep 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
nations general assembly this morning. he will follow back up with meetings with israeli and palestinian leaders. the u.s. says it will veto the move in the u.n. security council. >>> still no word on why an unidentified man jumped a fence outside the white house last night. it happened about 6:30 on pennsylvania avenue near lafayette park. the secret service says the man was carrying a backpack, but there was nothing dangerous inside. he faces unlawful entry charges. the first family was not home during the incident. >>> 6:32. a murdered bowie state university will be remembered at a vigil tonight. >> the service will allow the university community to celebrate dominique frazier's life. prosecutors say that her roommate's alexis simpson stabbed her to death after they argued over music plank from ipod. -- music playing. >>> the oldest daughter of massachusetts senator ted kennedy has died. she died at a north west d.c. health club at the age of 51. >>> a funeral mass will be held at 9:30 this morning at holy trinity church in georgetown. there will be a private burial. >>> two prince ge
CNN
Sep 18, 2011 3:00am PDT
of palestinian statehood could be front and center on the agenda at the united nations general assembly this week. palestinian president mahmoud abbas expected to apply to the u.n. for statehood status as early as tomorrow. it will go to the u.n. security council, and that is where the united states has threatened to veto the move because of concerns it would derail the u.s.-backed middle east peace process and the talks with israel. >> already diminished american credibility is going to be diminished further. there's no question about that. we are neither admired, feared, nor respected in this region. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said the palestinian plan to get in the u.n. won't work. he made the statement in a cabinet meeting this morning. both netanyahu and abbas scheduled to speak to the general assembly on friday. the president speaks to the u.n. on wednesday. >>> by now, you may know the name, troy davis. he is a death row inmate who many people is about to be executed, but he's innocent. he's facing his execution on wednesday after killing a police officer back in 1989. bu
CBS
Sep 14, 2011 6:00am PDT
in new york in a few days for the united nations general assembly. and a lot of people thought that might be a nice gesture for him to do before he comes here to the united states. but still up in the air right now. >> apparently that's right before he -- he did the same thing last year when he released sarah shourd. we'll see what happens. >>> 6:07. let's get you out the door with traffic and weather. kristy is here to tell us might need a coat today maybe a jacket or sweater. >> exactly. it's going to be a cool one today and going to see other cal days the next couple of days really dropping those temperatures down below average for this time of the year and, of course, this morning dealing with a little bit of cloud cover. at the coastline cloud cover. driving right now seeing patchy fog and drizzle. that marine layer pushing onshore and seeing those clouds fill in at the bay. this afternoon those temperatures not warming up a lot in some places like at the coast sitting in the 50s right now, going to warm up to the high 50s by this afternoon. elsewhere 57 oakland and vallejo, 60 fairf
CBS
Sep 14, 2011 5:00am PDT
things not the president. ahmadinejad is expected in new york in a few days for the united nations general assembly. >>> in afghanistan, a 20-hour attack in the heart of kabul finally ended this morning. afghan officials announced today all of the attackers are now dead. insurgents had fired rocket- propelled grenades and automatic weapons on several buildings including the u.s. embassy and nato headquarters. four police officers and three civilians were killed. >>> the number of medical marijuana clubs in san jose will soon shrink dramatically. last night the city council approved new restrictions in the numbers of medical pot clubs in the city to be limited to just 10. there were over 100 -- in fact, 140. in addition, the dispensaries will have to cultivate their own product now instead of getting it elsewhere. supporters of the new restrictions say it will allow the city to better monitor the club's activities. >> by having it in that one location, we are able to then regulate with the staffing proposal we have put forward. >> but marijuana activists argued that the new rules wi
CBS
Sep 22, 2011 5:00am PDT
comes as iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad speaks at the united nations general assembly today. president obama spoke yesterday saying now is not the time to grant palestine's request for statehood. the president says an independent palestine needs to emerge from peace negotiations with israel. >>> and today the president will stop in ohio to promote his job creation plan. mr. obama will visit a rundown brimming in cincinnati to highlight the type -- bridge in cincinnati to highlight the type of infrastructure project his proposal would create. the bridge also connects ohio and kentucky the home states of republican house speaker john boehner and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. >>> coming soon to facebook, music, movies and streaming media. today the social media giant is set to announce new features aimed at engaging its millions of users. facebook developers meet in san francisco this morning. ceo mark zuckerberg is expected to roll out new partnerships at the conference. the goal is to make facebook more social for users as they share music, tv shows and other media.
CNN
Sep 21, 2011 8:00am PDT
speakers making a stand on the world stage this week at the 66th united nations general assembly taking place in new york. everything from the teetering global markets, the future of libya, famine in so somalia. all those things are on the table. after a year of seismic, big decisions, it's the power plays happening behind closed doors that are making a difference. president obama is meeting privately with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to talk about the road to peace. the potential for a palestinian state. the president's also going to meet with the palestinian leader, mahmoud abbas, separately, that's happening later today. abbas expected to demand statehood this friday in front of the general assembly. that would be a huge change to the face of the region. something neither united states or israel wants to see happen without having a hand in the negotiations. the president made his own address to the general assembly about that this morning. >> i know that many are frustrated by the lack of progress. i say sure you, so am i. but the question isn't the goal that we seek, th
CNN
Sep 21, 2011 11:00am EDT
to the general assembly. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. ultimately it's the israelis and the palestinians who must live side by side. ultimately it is the realitilies and the palestinians not us who must reach agreement on issues who divide them. [ chanting ] >> thousands of palestinians poured into the streets in ramallah today to support state hood. the west bank city is the seat of the palestinian parliament. >>> this is a shocking scene, it's quite disturbing, orchestrated by mexican drug cartels. drivers left two trucks filled with bodies sitting in the mid of a highway in the tourist town of boca del rio. some of the 35 corporation corp on to the streets. investigators believe some of the dead were rival drug traffickers. >>> typhoon roke is blasting japan this week, with 100-mile-per-hour winds. 17 inches falling so far in some places. the storm is brushing past tokyo right now. it is pushing into the area address wrecked by the earthquake and tsunami last march. >> repo
CNN
Sep 21, 2011 10:00am PDT
. if there was just a vote -- just needed for a vote in the united nations general assembly, it would overwhelmingly be approved very quickly. to get that full membership as a member state of the united states, you need the security council to approve it. you need nine states, nine members of the u.n. security council, 15 members all together that are ready to support it. you also have to avoid a veto by one of the five permanent members of the u.n. security council. president obama says the u.s. will use that veto. the security council isn't going to authorize full membership for the palestinians but they're trying to avoid that veto if at all possible. >> it seems to me the president has to -- talking about president obama -- he's walking a bit of a fine line here. really, i know you can speak to this, this isn't just a diplomatic issue but this is a domestic issue as well. we have the jewish vote at stake here for president obama and what happened in new york with the election for anthony weiner's seat which had been vacated. what do you make of that? >> well, it's become a huge political issue.
FOX News
Sep 13, 2011 8:00am PDT
of the united nations general assembly, ahmadinejad will be coming to new york and this will potentially be a political feather in his cap. jenna: we'll see. sarah shoud was released september 14th, last year, so we'll see if it's repeated this time around. p.j., nice to have you. >> all right jenna. jon: at a time of economic uncertainty, the price of gold is soaring. it is lead to go a new american gold rush, unlike the first one in 1849, though, california seems to be getting left behind this time. we'll tell you why. >>> also, it's time to vote for our must-see moment of the day. rick is at the web wall with details. >> reporter: i've got a job for you at home, now is the time to go to the foxnews.com/happening now page, if you've ever seen a blue whale, could be your chance if you vote for that, or see a romantic proposal, a national guard soldier proposing to his girlfriend at an airport, or your final option, a crazy car chase in aus rail kwrarbgs involving a yellow porsche which could be reason enough to make this your selection. now is the time, go and vote, we'll have the resul
CBS
Sep 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
to the united nations general assembly later today. >> charlie d'agata in london, thank you. joining is shane bauer's brother-in-law, nate lindstrom. he joins us here this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i know you had a chance to speak to your wife nicole via skype a bit ago. what is she saying about the reunion? >> she was still pretty much speechless. she was very, very excited. she looked very relieved. everybody is really happy to be together right now. >> i know, obviously, you're not in oman for the reunion. what was it like for you having been a part of this ordeal the last two years to see it unfold on television and to see those images? >> when i finally saw the plane land, that's when i knew it was over. it was a huge relief for me. >> this has been a painstaking two years for your entire family. beyond the relief of, obviously, bringing the boys home, what do you think this moment is going to be like for your family when everybody is able to come home and be together and finally put this whole ordeal behind them? >> boy, i don't know. it's something we have all l
FOX News
Sep 21, 2011 3:00am PDT
york to the united nations general assembly. so, of course, it's all still a bit shrouded in mystery. we don't know who posted the bail, the assumptions are it was someone in oman. posted the bail for sarah shourd. the third person in that group, the young woman released last year on humanitarian grounds. so we should, if the good news is in fact to be believed, we should have it sometime within the next hour or so. back to you guys. >> you will bring that information to us right when it happens. thanks for that report. >> attention, hikers, once they get free, we should not hike in that area. can we go the rockies, perhaps, sometime? >> he murdered a police officer 22 years ago and in just 13 hours from now, troy davis will pay with his own life. he'll be executed. >> are you giving snup>> no. >> when will you give up? >> never! >> supporters for troy holding a vigil outside of death row. he's scheduled to die at 7:00 p.m. tonight for the murder of an off-duty police officer. he was working as a security guard when he was shot dead rushing to help a homeless man who was being at
CNN
Sep 21, 2011 3:00am PDT
of the united nations. >> this is the first day of the general assembly debate. the u.s. president always speaks second after brazil. this time, the first time a woman president will speak first leading brazil. it should be a very interesting day in the news of those possible hiker releases. president ahmadinejad speak tomorrow but will be in the building later today and not attending the u.s. president's address in the morning here at the u.n. christine? >> richard roth. thank you so much, richard. >>> it is the dawning of a new day in libya. you're going to see it in a second. there it is. that new red, black and green flag of the north african nation now has its place in the row of flags at the united nations. libya's new interim prime minister, expecting to have a new government in place with ten days. [ chanting ] and that's what freedom looks and sounds like. cnn cameras capturing the people of libya celebrating wildly at the national transitional council troops rolled into the city yesterday. one of the last strongholds of the ousted dictator moammar gadhafi. >>> a major setback to peace
FOX News
Sep 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
at the u.n. been -- at the united nations and he's going to address the general assembly there. what can we expect from mr. ahmadinejad this aim around, eric? >> reporter: hi martha. you know, he's back! and it's almost like he never leaves. this is the seventh time that mahmoud ahmadinejad has addressed the general assembly at the united nations and as expected, we can expect him to attack the united states. and israel. and deny iran is pursuing nuclear weapons. we'll also get his view of the upcoming palestinian vote. you know he's denied the holocaust, called for wiping israel off the map, said there are no homosexuals in iran and called protestors criminals. he has given one on one interviews, an opportunity for him to spread his message. this is one we did last year when i conducted an interview with him for fox news. at that time, he said that the u.s. government was involved in 9/11. i asked him why he would say much nutty and insane things. this morning, "the new york times" says he's making an effort to be friendly and conciliatory, but some opponents think he should be arrested. >
CNN
Sep 22, 2011 3:00am PDT
the world at the united nations general assembly. there is a lot on the line. iranian leader's tone will be very telling because his grip on power is shaky these days. many observers believe he needs to ease tensions with the united states. let's go first to the political prisoner in the united states thing. what do you suppose that means? >> i was than aware there were a lot of iranians in the mountains picked up -- >> but iranians in jail in different capacities over the years iranians asked for a quid pro quo release. we have to see until the american hikers are back on u.s. soil to see just what these statements really mean. whether it is political niceties to thank oman and reflect on their experiences in iran, until they come back, probably they will be on the set and you can ask them. but as for the hikers' situation it also played out this drama at the united nations, you can't mistake the timing. president obama, president ahmadinejad, different areas of the u.n. while president obama was speaking, president ahmadinejad came in through the u.n. entrance. here he is leaving
NBC
Sep 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
is that as ahmadinejad comes to the united nations' general assembly next week or so, that he will have something positive to ride on. >> sources within iran's government tell nbc news the release is expected, still expected within the next coming days. the story is on the front page of the impending release of every newspaper in iran. and in some of the newspapers, the hikers are being called spies, and the question is being asked, why would iran release them now? matt, back to you. >> it's a tough story to follow. we thank you for your reporting on that and appreciate it very much. it's now six minutes after the hour. here's savannah. >>> now to politics and the renewed firestorm over a controversial vaccine. during monday's republican presidential debate, congresswoman michele bachmann took a political swipe at governor rick perry, over a controversial amendment that would have required teenaged girls to get the hpv vaccine. >> she needed to get attention for her candidacy, and she did. the question is, did michele bachmann take atough attack line against rick perry too far. the subject is tha
CNN
Sep 19, 2011 3:00am PDT
in that time. >>> the future of the middle east could be on the line in new york this week. the united nations general assembly begins today. >> the big showdown looming with the palestinians seeking u.n. membership and statehood, and the u.s. standing in the way. here's cnn's correspondent for the u.n., richard roth. >> reporter: a potential first stop for the palestinians to apply for u.n. membership. this is the u.n. security council. though this chamber may pose the toughest obstacle to potential palestinian membership. under the rules of the organization with u.n. charter, the palestinians must first get approval from the security council in order to obtain membership and get their flag outside the building. however, in this room are permanent members of the security council who have veto power and one of them, the united states, has vowed to deny any requests for potential membership. if they want to avoid a u.s. veto, the palestinians are very likely to come here, next door, at the u.n. general assembly, already full with 193 countries. >> we will follow another line if one closes but t
CBS
Sep 22, 2011 7:00am PDT
to coincide with his address to the united nations general assembly later today. chris? >> charlie dagata. >>> i know you had a chance to speak to your wife, nicole, just a short time ago. what did she say about the reunion? how are they doing? >> she was still pretty much speechless. very, very excited. she looked very relieved. everybody's really happy to be together right now. >> i know, obviously, you're not in oman for the reunion, but what was it like for you having been a part of this ordeal for the last two years to see it unfold in those images? >> when i saw the plane land, that's when i knew it was over. it was a huge, huge relief for me. >> this has been a painstaking two years for your entire family. beyond the relief of, obviously, bringing the boys home, what do you think this moment is going to be like for your family when everybody is able to come home and be together and finally put this whole ordeal behind them? >> well, i don't know, it's something we've all looked forward to and we're all ready to move on with our lives and i'm sure shane, sarah and josh are ready to
PBS
Sep 21, 2011 4:00pm PDT
in america and around the globe. we are coming to you live from the united nations where today president obama was among those who addressed the general assembly. in the 40 minute speech, only seven minutes is getting attention. that is when he forcefully rejected the palestinian bid for membership in the international body. >> diplomacy temporarily transfer -- temporarily transferred to new york. it seems unable to meet the challenges of a conflict that is once again looking dangerous. >> it is time for us to say, not on our watch. >> israel is keeping pressure on the obama administration to veto any application for membership. pro palestinians pushing for a seat at the u.n. as a giant step towards independence. even with the prospect of an american veto, the palestinians are claiming some victories. they put back the issue not just on u.n. membership but of their independence back on the international agenda in a way it was not before. a year ago, president obama called for a palestinian statehood in 12 months. it looks further away now than it did then. the palestinian never shipped a
CNN
Sep 21, 2011 3:00pm EDT
nations addressing the general assembly and did make quick mention of the news that shane and josh are free. >> wonderful news, we are thrilled and would not feel better for the families, those moms who we've been in close contact with. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> and coming up in a couple of minutes, roxanne saberi, she's going to share her own memories of what she called psychological torture. she'll share conditions of what that must have been like and what josh and shane must be feeling now here in the first moments of freedom. talk to her in a minute. >>> now, let me catch you up on some other stories. let's begin with no polygraph test for troy davis. lawyers asked for their client to get a last minute lie detector test. in fact, the department of corrections denied that request. lethal injection set to happen 7:00 p.m. eastern time. the family of the victim has said they will not attend tonight's execution. >>> also, mohamed abbas set to meet with president obama in just an hour from now. this after, abbas announced he's going to be sending a letter seeking
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